Creating a business plan helps you avoid many common future problems. Some typical parts of a plan include: general company description; business idea and how you will create profit, ownership model, products and services, pricing, marketing, operations, management, organization and financials.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is a rich resource for helping a business owner plan a business. Select the JUST STARTING link to review resources on how to start a business, learn how to create a plan and what to learn from the process.


The U.S. Small Business Administration portal is a great resource for assisting you in every aspect of starting a business, including writing your business plan. Select the WRITE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN link to review resources on how to write your business plan. These resources will help you understanding all the key elements of starting a business.


The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) portal is a great site for helping plan and start a business.  Be sure to review the list of Common Mistakes made by entrepreneurs which are displayed on the lower half of the EDD page.  Select the PLANNING A BUSINESS link.